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Welcome to the Virtual Library!

This guide is a resource to support our students through the current crisis. Remember, even if your class is online, you are still supported! Check back to this guide often because we will be adding new content as information becomes available!

The MLK Library at LACC is physically closed but you can chat with a librarian 24/7 via the Ask a Librarian service


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Need one-on-one help with your classes or subjects?

  • Get help from a LIVE person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (holidays included).‚Äč
    • Chat Link: Ask a Librarian - 24/7 Chat
    • This service is staffed by LACC librarians and by our partner librarians from around the world.
    • A transcript of your chat session will be sent to the email address you provided at the beginning of the session.
    • More complex questions will get forwarded to our Librarians to follow-up with you (via email, phone or Zoom). 
  • For online tutoring help try:

Quick Searches

Start your research with OneSearch. Search the Library's books, articles and more, all in one place.

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EBSCO eBooks

Below are links to our most popular Multidisciplinary Databases containing Scholarly/Academic peer-reviewed Journal & Popular Magazine articles.  

To see the complete list or to search by subject area, go to our A-Z Database List.

Top Databases containing Newspapers. 

To see the complete list, go to our A-Z Database List


Get access to articles, eBooks, videos, and more from anywhere! 

Off-campus access is available to current semester/session Students and current Faculty and Staff of LACC.

If you need help with your login contact


Your username is: 

First two letters of your first name, plus the

First two letters of your last name, plus the

Last five digits of your student identification number. 

Your password is: 

The Month and Day of your birthday, as given in the school records, with the form MMDD

Example: A student named John Smith, born on January 26, with the student identification number 881-23-4567, would have

Username: josm34567

Password: 0126


Use your UIA account credentials, also known as your Academic username and password (same login you would use to logon to lab computers). Be aware that your Academic account is different that your other employee accounts.

If you need to confirm or verify if you have a UIA/Academic account, please submit an IT helpdesk request at

If you know your UIA/Academic credentials, but experience library database access problems, please contact

Coping With Stress

Coping skills Image by 1388843 from Pixabay 

During a tough situation, it can be helpful to take a deep breath and practice a few relaxation strategies. With this in mind, the following resources might be helpful to students during this stressful time:

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